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Bankrupt Chrysler's Dealership Closures Include 8 in D-FW

By BJ Austin

Dallas, TX – 50 Chrysler dealerships in Texas will be closed as the automaker enters into bankruptcy and a merger with Fiat. Eight of the dealerships are in Dallas-Fort Worth.

McKinney Deputy City Manager Jim Parrish says his city will lose one: El Dorado Chrysler Jeep.

Parrish: It will be felt. We don't like to see it will have a negative impact; especially for the employees there and the jobs that are created from the dealership.

Parrish says McKinney's sales tax revenue is down slightly because of the recession, and the dealership's closure could push those numbers down even more.

Other local dealerships slated to close include: Frank Kent Dodge in Fort Worth; Huffines Chrysler-Jeep in Denton; and Preston Chrysler-Jeep in Dallas.

Complete list of Texas closings:

- Abilene, Arrow Ford Inc.
- Alvin, Rogers Dodge Inc.
- Aransas Pass, Henderson Chrysler Dodge Jeep Inc.
- Arlington, Tommy Manuel Chrysler-Plymouth-Jeep Inc.
- Baytown, Rock of Texas Automotive Inc.
- Bedford, Grubbs Nissan Mid-Cities LTD
- Brownfield, Brownfield C-D-J Products L.P.
- Brownsville, Cardenas Motors Inc.
- Canton, Canton Motors Inc.
- Clifton, DSMS of Houston, LP
- Crockett, Wayne Williams Motor Co. Inc.
- Dallas, Preston Chrysler Jeep Inc.
- Denison, Fred Pilkilton Motors
- Denton, Huffines Chrysler Jeep Kia Inc.
- Denton, Jim McNatt Automobile Co.
- Denver City, Bobby Trent Motorplex Inc.
- Eastland, Eastland County Automotive
- Fort Worth, Frank Kent Dodge, LLC
- Fredericksburg, Behrend Garage Inc.
- Gatesville, Mike Craig Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
- George West, Live Oak County Automotive
- Giddings, Lee County Automotive Products LLC
- Harlingen, Bert Ogden Harlingen Motors Inc.
- Harlingen, Ed Payne Motors Incorporated
- Hillsboro, Hill County Automotive Products
- Houston, Archer Chrysler Jeep West Inc.
- Houston, Archer Chrysler-Plymouth Inc.
- Houston, Archer Financial Holdings Inc.
- Hughes Springs, Dewey Moore Ford
- Lockhart, Kirk Jackson Motor Co.
- Longview, Jack Diamond L-M Inc.
- McAllen, Van Burkleo Motors Inc.
- McKinney, El Dorado Motors Inc.
- Mineral Wells, Russell Whatley Motor Co.
- Odem, E H Green Motors Inc.
- Palestine, Snow L.L.C.
- Richardson, Manuel Dodge, LTD
- San Antonio-Fiesta Lincoln Mercury LTD
- San Augustin, San Augustine Motor Co.
- San Marcos, Chuck Nash Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Buick
- Seguin, Soechting Motors Inc.
- Stafford, Archer Dodge Inc.
- Tyler, Mike Pile Autoplex Inc.
- Waco, Allen Samuels Enterprises Allen Samuels Austin Dodge
- Waco, Allen Samuels Enterprises Allen Samuels Chrysler Jeep
- Waco, Jeff Hunter Motors Inc.
- Waco, Marstaller Motors Inc.
- Waco, Waco Dodge Sales Inc.
- Waxahachie, BP Automotive
- Waxahachie, Carlisle Chevrolet Company Inc.